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LAURENS, S. C NOVEMBER SO, 1912
The Advertiser villi be glad to
receive the local pens of all the
communities in the county. Cor.
respondents are requested to
sign their names to the contrl*
butionN.. Letters should not be
mailed later than Monday morn
Help the glass factory.
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If cotton keeps on going up. we may
expect another big crop next year.
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There is n? doubt about the frost
being on the pumpkin these mornings.
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Just $20,000 would start wonk at the
glass factory, but $30,000 is needed.
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Greonvllle, Columbia and Spartan
burg have just raised $45,00 each for
advertising purposes, from which no
direct dividend is expected. Surely
Laurens can raise $30,000. when a
reasonable guarantee of interest
charges is given.
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Ever thought about this? A glass
factory naturally draws medicine
manufacturers to a town. Look at
Chattanooga, Tenn.. built up by Its
glass factories and the first one too.
lost $7.000 the opening year. Laurens*
factory broke even the first year.
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A cotton mill in a nearby town vot
ed and sold preferred stock before a
wheel ever turned In it. The company
started off with too *mall a capital
ami more had to he raised. Just as the
glass works is trying to do. That town
Is famed for its progress and growth.
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The state of South Carolina must
be hard pressed for money when the
department of agriculture must send
out under a one-cent stamp, an im
portant report blank to be filled in
and returned by a certain date with a
penalty attached for failure to fulfill
? ? ?
It Is stated on good authority that
a lar?e?" per cint of business fail
ures are due to lack of capital than
to any other one turne. Are the peo
ple of Laurens going to let such an
enterprise as the glass factory get in
to this c'hks ot failures from lack of
? '? ?
It Is a pleasure to have contractors
like Messrs. Rounds & Son, work in
the city. They are always very care
ful that the public be not inconve
nienced by the wont being done by
them. Whenever practicable, they see
to It that the streets and sidewalks
arc kept open without having other
folks to Jog their memory.
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A $50.000 plant cannot be run on
?S'i.OOO capital. It takes money to pay
for the completion of the plant and
financing after the wheels begin to
turn. Ranking capital is absolutely
necessary In a manufacturing or any
other enterprise and credit cannot be
secured unless a reasonable amount
of capital has been Invested.
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It seems that the Clinton people are
ready to hand over to Representative
Geoige A. Browning. Jr., most any
thing in the gift of the proposed Mus
grove coenty. Mr. Browning soeim to
have made quite a hit In Clinton. They
cay George made the Clintonlans a fine
speech on the1 new county subject,
however. Probably It will be Senator
Browning after the new county Is
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"While there Is no doubtNn our mind
or probably in the mind of any one
tint that the killing of the luegrto
Sambier by Policeman Owlngs was ac
cidental, it appears to us to be the
better part of wisdom to have a trial
of the oase. It. is a duty owed both
' to the county and to Mr. Owlngs that
be be legally exonerated of any in
tent to kill. While it is highly Im
probable that aay effort'will be made
to convict Mr. Owlngs of Intentional
ly Wiling this negro, still it were bet
ter for the county to have the matter
locally disposed of and better for him
to have the law declare him innocent.
There I? no telling what the future
might bri?? in the way of trumped
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up charges, unfriendly Juries and the
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That advertising our lands and cli
mate in other section of the country
wlll bring results Is the conclu
sion drawn from the success of a local
concern In advertising South Carolina
landg in northern states. The South
ern Land Development Company has
conducted an advertising campaign in
the north In the effort to secure buy
ers for Its property at McBee, in this
state. This company has been largely
rewarded by the campaign as many
people have been drawn to its prop
erty to look over Its possibilities and
many have purchased outright. While
the campaign has been conducted on
but a modest basis, it has brought
large returns and the campaign stands
as an Indication of what could be done
If a larger campaign were undertaken
by the state or some other organiza
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The progressive Farmer, the most
widely circulated and probably the
most Influential farm magazine of the
south, recently issued a "Come South"
special edition, which was sent broad
cast over the northern states and to
its subscribers In the southern states.
Over 50,000 copies were sent to the
thrifty farmers of the north and
north-west. The special edition was
made up largely of letters contribut
ed by farmers who had emigrated to
the southern states from other sec
tions of the country. The Progressive
Farmer and other farm papers of the
south are probably doing more In
awakening the people of the south to
the possibilities of the section In which
they live than any other agency of
which wo know. While it can be
truthfully said that the daily and
weekly papers prepared the way, the
agricultural papers have done a great
work in sowing the seed of progres
sivencss and urging the people to
take advantage of their opportunities.
This great edition of the Progressive
Farmer is in keeping with advanced
Ideas of its publishes and will doubt
less prove of great benefit in encour
aging thrifty farmers of other states to
come south and bring with them their
progressive ideas in agriculture.
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By an overwhelm.'ng majority the
city of Florence has decided to adopt
the commission form of government,
the election on the question having
been held this week. Spartanburg Is
going to vote on the question in Feb
ruary. Why not let Laurens get in
line with the rest of the progressive
towns and begin agitation of a plan
that is proving wonderfully success
ful in hundreds of towns and cities,
accordng to statements from every
quarter of the country.
The above, taken from The Laurens
ville Herald is to the point. Other
cities have found the commission
form of government to be successful
and if Laurens should adopt it. doubt
less it will prove a great Improve
ment over the present form of gov
ernment. The Advertiser prints in
nnother column a letter from Mayor
W. H. C-tbbe.s of Columbia. al;fcut
commission government and we trust
that it will be given thoughtful con
sideration by the citizens of Laurens.
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Nearly every citizen In Laurens is
aware of the situation which now ex
ists relative to the Laurens Glass
Works. The situation has been fully
discussed on the streets and all are
acquainted with the affairs of the con
cern. It Is generally known that of
the $50,000 common stock subscribed
last year only about $33,000 has been
paid in and that on this measly sum
the concern has been run for a whole
year augumented only by the person
al reputation and backing of the di
rectors. We all know that the fac
tory has reached the point where
more capital I? absolutely necessary
before it can continue to be operated.
With unusual handicaps for the first
year, the company has broken even
and is now ready, if allowed, to begin
a-new year with better knowledge of
the business, better trade conditions,
an Improved plant, better freight
rates and, in fact, everything In a
great deal better shape than at this
time laat year. The plant has won
a reputation for Its output and the
demand for bottles is increasing
daily. The field is open, but the sup
ply of capital is keeping the company
from realizing upon its opportunity.
It is unnecessary to go into details
as to the advantages of the glass fac
tory to- the town. It Is unnecessary
to try and put a valuation upon the
stock now offered for sale. All of this
Is a matter of common knowledge.
The stock has a commercial guaran
tee of seven per cent ^attached and
constitutes a mortgage upon the prop
erty. The plant Is worth $60,000 and
the total preferred stock authorised
Is $30,000. The ralue of the security
must be left to the Judgment, of the
people' of Laurens.
But, It seems to us that something
should be done to get the people to
gether on this proposition. Every man
seems to be standing off to allow
some other man to put up the money,
while he expects to reap the benefit.
Why the people of Laurens are so
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luke-warm In this mattr, I? the won
der of bankers aid manufacturers in
other cities. Prominent citizens of
both Spartanburg and Greenville have
but recently expressed surprise that
the people here would allow this en
terprise to stand idle for the want of
such a small amount of capital to
start It going. Let's get together on
this thing and support it with all our
might. Let no man" depend upon oth
ers to do more than his share, but
every man pull with his neighbor and
let's put this matter across like we
It is only necessary to raise what
should have been raised before the
company began to Go business and
with that amount in hand, the direc
tors hope for a prosperous ruture.
Last year was not a bad year, for
the company broke about even, some
thing not usually done by new enter
Let's all put our sr.oulders to the
wheel and put the deal across.
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THE PARCELS POST.
The Spartanburg Journal again
discussing the parcels post and
advocating a bat rate system. The
Journal is not as well up oh
rates as it should be If it is going
to discuss this question without leav
ing a false impression, nor is it as
jealous of protecting its own mer
chants against the. mall order houses
as it Is of protecting mail order hous
es against imaginary foreign compe
Just a word about rates: The Jour
nal says that "at the present rates
(we suppose parcels post rates I a
five pounds package sent from New
York to Spartanburg would cost twen
ty-seven cents. That Is perhaps more
than the express rates." It was for
tunate for the Journal that It insert
ed "perhaps" in the sentence. The
express rate on five pounds from New
York to Laurens, just a little more
tjban the rate to Spartanburg, is sev
enty cents. Quito a difference. Of
course this is a matter of little im
portance in a discussion of parcels
post, but to make such inaccurate
statements leaves a false impression
which is apt to mislead.
Now. about this bugaboo of foreign
competition, postage rates from Ger
many to San Francisco, Kalamazoo,
South Rend etc. Comparison of these
rates with postal rates within the
United States are of little moment.
No large amount of mail of this char
acter is transported through the malls
and what is carried is only such as
ordinarily cannot be bought in the
United States, such materials as are
peculiar to foreign countries. "We
could safely wager that not one per
son who reads this paper, exchanges
included, has ever seen a single piece
of mail of a competitive nature that
has come into this country from any
point without the United States. It
Is idle to discuss imaginary competi
Let's get down to a little real com
petition, by getting right at home, to
Spartanburg. We will compare a Phil
adelphia mail order house with a
Spartanburg mail order house (if
you please). Suppose we take A, In
Philadelphia and I) m Spartanburg.
A buys a large proportion of his stock
In Philadelphia or within the imme
diate vicinity. He has at the outside
a freight bill of five dollars per ton
to pay. By buying In larger quanti
ties, he secures his goods at a cheap
rate. B buys his goods in Philadel
phia and pays freight on them to
Spartanburg. He does not buy In car
load lots nor In lots large enough to
secure an edge on the price. His
freight will amount to about twenty
dollars per ton, a difference of around
fifteen dollars per ton. Thus B starts
off with a handicap of fifteen dollars
per ton. before he begins his publicity
campaign, which is mote expensive to
the small house than it is to the big
one, relatively speaking. Thus with
j the handicap of fifteen dollars fl ton
for freight, the handicap of small
purchases, with the handicap of rela
tively expensive advertising, will B,
the Spartanburg man, be able to com
pete with A when it will costA in
Philadelphia no more than it will B
in Spartanburg to deliver retail
goods In Woodruff?
Who is going to pay that fifteen
dollars difference in freight? The
dear people, of course.
The Journal says that the rates
were evidently made to suit the ex
press companies. Surely our South
Carolina congressmen are not the
tools of corporations. Congressman
Johnson favored the zone-system of
parcels popt and he Is no tool of the
Patbe Weekly Taartday.
Mr. Lavender announces the regular
Paths weekly feature Him for Thurs
day night. Included In the scenes
will be a champion base ball game
between New York and Chicago, the
collapse of a hugh building in Brook
lyn, a steamer railed from the bottom
of the East river and other scenes.
The usual run of regular films will
Young man, read f lardy A Wilson's
ad In this paper and act accordingly.
UNION CO VN TT.
Editor The Advertiser:
Your reasoning upon conditions in
Union, carrying with it a note of
warning to those who stand for moral-,
ity and order is timely and well put.
We need not be surprised at the re
sult of the dispensary contest over
there. Apathy and indifference on the
part of good people will inevitably
bring laxity in law-enforcement. Then,
we should never forget that the hosts
of evil sleep not, neither day or night.
There are always men who will ad-j
vocate the sale of liquor with the hope
of a "job" and regardless of the shame
and ruin it always brings to the
homes of thousands.
Every now and then we hear some
one repeat the old gag "prohibition
don't prohibit." No temperance advo
cate ever claimed that it would. Good
men and women know th U prohibi
tion laws against liquor will do what
prohibition against murder, theft, as
sault and battery, arson, burglary and
other crimes will do. namely, they
will restrict. Why not repeal the law
prohibiting murder because it does
The public sale of liquor will In
crease its use ten fold. The use of
liquor causes more crime than any
other ten causes in the world, then
what inconsistency for a State to
heap up statutes against crime and
then allow the sale of liquor to cre
ate crime. Then you hear another old
gag abcvf sumptuary laws. No tem
perance advov"\te has the remotest
idea of prescribing what others eat
or drink or how they dress. My dear
friend, eat and drink ?vhat you choose.
You have that right under the laws
of our country. No one would change
if It they could. But If you will drink,
you have no moral right, nor should
the laws allow the right to set up
a place for the public sale of liquor,
a place to tempt a thousand boys, and
even men, who fail of self-control,
and especially here, to put It In easy
reach of ten thousand irresponsible
The white man here has and will
always have, supreme control. He
makes the laws. I don't nesltate to say
that he owes It to the negro race to
refuse to sanction the sale of liquor.
The white man should not put drink
in easy reach of the negro and there
by cause him to commit a thousand
crimes, and then turn loose on him
the machinery of the law.
There is yet a good deal of crime
amongst the negroes, a considerable
part of it caused by blind tiger liquor.
But that will continue to grow less,
just as drunkenness has grown stead
ily less with the closed public sale
It is a rare thing to see a white
man arraigned now In a prohibition
county for selling liquor. Go to Rich
land and Alken, dispensary counties,
and you find not only crime and dis
order among both races, but five times
more blind tigers. Do you ask why?
Just because the lawless element can
find it so convenient to go to the dis
pensary, as they used to do here, and
get their supplies to retail.
Those who prize virtue, social or
der, the church and all that Chris
tian civilization stands for, had as
well sitsup and take notice. There
has seldom come a time when the
lines were so sharply drawn between
virtue and ?vice, between law and
lawlessness, between order and dis
order. The recent outrage against
Gllreath Is merely an outcroping of
lawlessness against law. For this
outrage, we felt that we knew from
the very first moment it appeared in
print that there was not the remotest
ground or excuse. That the whole
thing, from first to last, was a base
less fabrication, having Its Inception
and motions in devilish malice, none
know so well as those, high and low,
who were partners In the diabolical
plot. What Inducements. If any, ever
held out to Vaughn does not yet ap
pear. But no one should fall into
the error of confounding his state
ment (which statement is so much in
the Interest of a lawless element)
with that of one who speaks, in what
the law terms "extremis." That Is:
where one Is stricken unto death by
sickness of wounds and makes a dying
declaration or what the law terms
an "ante-mortum" Btatement. j
From time iromemorlil the law has
Invested declarations made by one
under such circumstances with more
than ordinary solemnity, and as being
entitled to Inpliclt credence, but all
experience ht demonstrated that a
criminal undet sentence of death will
?eil anything, even on tbe scaffold In
the hope, ever hoping against hope,
for some Intervention to prolong ex
The building used by the mate
Dispensary wan recently sold for
$125.000. At that rate the asylum
property should be worth more than
enough to pay off the Increased debt
Incurred for that institution.?Abbe
ville Press and Banner.
8 STATE PRESS COMMENT. 8
Jumping at Con elusions.
Mr. DeKolb. the airship man who
'flew' in Abbeville a few days ago
was, according to the Abbeville Me
dium and The Press and Banner, a
very 'modest' young man when the
'personal note is sounded.' Quite
modest. Modest enough to get two
columns of free advertising out of
each of those progressive papers.?
All of which goes to show how
easy it is to misjudge when jumping
at conclusions. As a matter of fact
The Press and Banner, so far from
being "worked", sought out Mr. Do-'
Kolb. and asked for the interview.
The only idea sought was to convey
to its readers some information upon
a topic which appeared to interest
quite a number of people. If aero
planes have become so common in
Laurens that folks are no longer In
terested in them then we are forced
to congratulate them, but there were
many people in Abbeville to whom
an airship was quite a novelty and
the story published in this paper was,
as near as we could make it, an an
swer to the many questions asked by
The Advertiser is wrong in its con
clusion. It may have been an error
in judgment as to what would Inter
est, and it may have been the fault of
bad expression that Interesting facts
were woven into 'a tiresome story,
but there was not even a veiled at
tempt to "work" anybody. The writ
er of the article in question has been
connected with newspapers for nearly
a quarter of a century and believe he
knows a "worker" by sight. The avi
ator who flew in this town bore not
the slightest resemblance to the spe
cies.?Abbeville Press and Banner.
The Parcels Post Charges.
It is only a few weeks until the
parcels post will go Into operation.
It is w-ell for the people to under
stand what it will cost to send pack
ages of merchandise by mail. Last
week The Journal gave instructions
as to the special stamps to he used
as well as other requirements. This
new law after trial will be changed
and amended. The zone system will
no doubt be abolished, and the prices
will be reduced. At the present rate
a 5-pound package sent from New
York to Spartanburg would cost
twenty-seven cents. That Is per
haps more than the express rates.
A package weighing 11 pounds would
be 79 cents. The same package
rould be ?ent from Great Brita't. or
Italy for 7ff* cents. Germany could
mail 4.4 pounds to any part of the
United States for 33 cents. A pack
age weighing that much would cost
52 cents to send to Denver or Los
Angeles. The rates were evidently
made to suit the express companies.
The democratic congress should take
hold of the right end of this matter
and give a separate bill without hitch
ing It on to the postal appropriation
bill, abolish the zone system and re
duce the cost to conform to charges
made in European states which have
tried the plan for years.
The new law permits the mailing
of packages weighing not more than
eleven pounds, which must not be
more than seventy-two inches In Its
length and breadth combined. Up to
four ounces there will be a flat rate
of one cent per ounce, or part thereof
regardless of distance.
From this it will be seen that an
eleven-pound package, which can be
sent from Rome to San Francisco for
78 cents, w"l cost from New York to
the same destination $1.32. a tremen
dous descrlm.nation In favor of the
foreigner against our own citizens.
Instances like these will doubtless
do much toward helping along the
cause of the parcels post and eventu
ally give to the country a system that
will be a real and lasting benefit to
both producer and consumer.?Spar
A Greater Chicora.
Much has been said and written
about Chicora college within the
last few months. Some things have
been said or written that it were bet
ter not to have expressed and bitter
nesses have been ?ngendred that
should not And a place in tho hearts
Three things that serve well to
Ing men together Is a common cause
a common faith and a common hope.
The enlargement of Chicora col
lege is of vital Interest to Green
ville In many ways. The most ap
parent probably Is In that it brings
a large amount of new money Into
the town. The records show that
through the college treasury alone
as much money has been coming In
annually for a number of years as
Greenville's total original Investment
in this Institution. In addition to
this Is the very considerable amount
the students spend.
Probably one great value of a
female college to the community
In which It Is located. If the vil
lage, town or city Is In any way
worth while, Is the fact that the sex
take quick and accurate note of things
and they do not hesitate to tell their
The end man In some . minstrel *
show once said ther? were three
fine wayB to spread news, "telegraph.^
tclephono and tell-a-woman." This
of course was intended to be funny,
but there is an element of truth In
it, and of a kind that is In no way
discreditable to women.
Several year's residence in Green
ville of hundreds of bright young
women at that period of life when
the things they see and learn leave
the deepest impression is worth a lot
to any community if it has much that
is good In It.
Another way In which a thriving
female college helps a town, is in
the fact that there is nothing that
nppeals to the higher and better in
stincts of all mankind and is a grea
ter help to better endeavor, than
does pure bright young womanhood.
A town will almost necessarily
strive for better things when It has
a female college in its midst and
the bigger this Interest is, the grea
ter the factor will It be In the coih
munity's highest development.
Chlcora has reached the full limit
of its usefulness with its present
facilities and equipment, it cannot
even maintain its present position
with enlargement. Inexorable laws
make sure the fact that cessation of
growth will mark the beginning of
decadence and Greenville spirit could
not stand for that.
The question of the removal of the
college is settled. Every subscription
made will have the certainty In the
form of a guaranty behind it that
Chlcora is to remain In Greenville and
is to remain the crown of the hill it
has so long graced but with enlarged
grounds, facilities and equipment.
Chlcora needs thirty thousand dol
lars from Greenville to ensure its
Almost of a certainty it will soon
begin to bring back into Greenville
nearly this additional amount in an
annual accretion to which now comes.
A hundred per cent investment is
usually considered a good thing, but
in this day of striving for moral and
educational uplift and the keenest ef
fort for the best mode of publicity. '
there could be only two things that
,might keep us< from raising the mon
ey Chlcora wants?either we don't de
sire good things or we Just haven't
got that much money in Greenville.?
"Xvery little movement"
Toko made while hero
In a movlnK picture
?horily will appear.
\ SPECIAL NOTICES.
Notfre?-Tor Thanksgiving raisins,
currants, citron, figs, cranberries,
nuts, and plum pudding at J. S. Ben
No Trespassing?All persons are
hereby wnrned against hunting, fish
ing, or In any other manner trespass
ing upon my property located at Ty
lersville. as all such will be prose
cuted to the full extent of the law
17-2t-pd J. S. Cralg.
For Sale?Davidson Middle Busters,
Turn Plows. Disks and Smoothing
Harrows and all kinds of harness.
Moseley & Roland, Laurens, S. C.
For Sale or Rent? Two hundred and
elghty-tv.) (282) acres of land known
as the Oarlington Mill tract, lying on
Habun Creek, eight miles from Lau
rens, one dwelling and two tenant
houses. Terms easy. Apply to H. Y.
For Rent?9-room rcsidenco on Far
ley avenue, water and lights If de
sired. Possession given Dee. 1st or
Jan. 1st. Apply to Rev. B. P. Mitchell.
Laurens, S. C. 17-tf
For Rent?3 horse farm, three-quar
ters of a mile south of Barksdale Sta
tion, In high stato of cultivation. G. Y.
*"or ^. -Yellow Swamp Prolific
Seed Corn. Won prize at county fair.
$4.00 per bushel. Apply to Babb &
MahafTey or C. B. Roper, Laurens Rt.
No- 6- 16-5t-pd
Cabbage Plants For Sale?Several
kinds of tho best varieties for spring
planting at Hunter & Co. 16-5t-eow
For Rent?One 7-room house and
lot on Sullivan street for rent at
once. Barn and out houses. Former
ly occupied by Emery Machen. Appl,
to H. L. Roper, Laurens, S. C. 14-tf
8ALK OF LAND.
8 miles north west of elty.
On salosday in December, 191t, be
ing the 2nd day of the month. I will
Bell at public auction at Laurens C.
H., 8. C. my plantation or tract of
land, lying near the Greenville and
Laurens public road, three miles north
west of the olty. containing one hun
dred and forty (140) acres, more or
less, bounded by ?.nds of Y. C. Hel
lams, Michael Owlngs, and Mrs He.
Terms of sale: one-half cash: bal
ance on credit of twelve months from
date of sale with Interest at eight per
cent per annum, the credit portion to
be secured by bond'of the purchaser
id mortgage of the premises, with
leave to the purchnsor to pay the
whole bid In cash. Purchasers to pay
for papers. If tho purchaser falls to
comply with his bid tho land to be re
sold at his risk.
Mrs. M. C. Farrow,
Nov. 1ft, 1912. Fountain Inn. S. C.